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Posted May 6th, 2022 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

If you walk into a bookstore and find the section about repairing marital relationships, most of the titles will be directed at the female partner. Why is this? After decades of experience practicing family law, my belief is either partner is fully capable of taking constructive action during turbulent times. Today, I will present some

Posted March 28th, 2022 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

Divorce is tough on everyone. Disruption to routines and lifestyles is inevitable even in the best of circumstances, and this is not limited to adults and kids. Even the family pet feels the change. Considering all of the life-changing decisions that have to be made or negotiated, it’s not surprising that couples in the midst

Posted February 3rd, 2022 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

Technology can be a wonderful thing, until it’s not. And in the legal profession, I believe most practitioners would agree that technological advances occur far faster than the law’s ability to keep up. The Apple AirTag is one of the more recent examples of how an extremely clever and useful device can be misused. Sure,

Posted December 22nd, 2021 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

The Essex Law Firm participated in purchasing gifts for CPS children through the Montgomery County Bar Association for Margaret’s Mission. The amount of gifts collected totaled over $1,000. We are so grateful to be able to help these children during this Christmas holiday. The list of donors who participated in this wonderful event were: Justin

Posted December 13th, 2021 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

Helping Families Plan Stress-Free Holiday Gift Giving In previous years I have written about holiday strategies for families. It is important to get through this period without problems and divisiveness, and to keep the kids feeling jolly in spite of any parental turmoil. Today I will be a little more specific. There are times when

Posted October 1st, 2021 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

Mediation is one of those topics that everyone has heard of, but most do not fully understand. In many industries, agreeing in advance to resolve disputes via mediation is mandatory. Although the mediation requirement depends on the court and local county rules where the case is pending, mediation has become required in most family law